AMS 2020 Board of Directors Elections

Dates, voting rules, and more.

Elections will soon open for new directors on the AMS Board.

The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the American Montessori Society. It is empowered to formulate policies and to amend the bylaws as needed to fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities and to ensure a vigorous future for the organization. New directors are elected annually by AMS membership, helping to ensure that their voice is heard in the governance of our organization.

Note:Voting for the AMS Board of Directors takes place at the same time as elections for the Teacher Educators Section. For more information, directors of AMS-affiliated teacher education programs can log in and visit the TES Elections webpage.

Timeline

  • February 25, 2020: Last day to join AMS (or renew your membership) if you would like to vote.
  • March 10, 2020: Voting opens. Watch for an email in your inbox with a unique link to the ballot.
  • April 10, 2020, 4:00 PM ET: Voting closes.
  • July 2020: New directors take office.

Open Positions

There are 2 categories of open positions. Click on each category to learn more.

Board-Nominated Slate

Professional Directors

Voting

Individual members will receive an email on March 10, 2020, with a unique link to access the ballot. Member schools and AMS-affiliated teacher education programs will also receive an email with a link. It will go to their organization email address.

Election of the Board-Nominated Slate

Individual members: Every current individual member has 1 vote (to either Approve or Not Approve) the Board-Nominated Slate.

Organizational members: Every member school, and every AMS-affiliated TEP, has 1 vote (to either Approve or Not Approve) the Board-Nominated Slate on behalf of the entire organization, including satellites and/or additional levels/locations.

Election of Professional Directors

Individual members: Every current individual member has 1 vote.

Schools: All member schools receives 1 vote per every 100 students enrolled, or portion thereof. Satellites of member schools do not vote directly. Votes allocated to Satellites are added to the main site vote and the main site school casts all votes.

Teacher education programs: Every AMS-affiliated TEP has 1 vote per AMS-affiliated level for the following levels: Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Administrator. TEPs with multiple votes may cast all their votes for 1 candidate, or distribute their votes over multiple candidates.